Tag: training

Caterpy Laces Saves Us From This Common Running Shoe Problem

Like many runners out there, I have a real running sneakers addiction. But this love for shoes led me to a major problem with a pair of Brooks: they just weren’t getting tied right. I know the importance of getting properly fitted for a running shoe. After just being fitted a pair before, when my

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Nathan Trail Mix Plus Hydration Belt Review

Hitting the trails for a mid- to long-distance run means having hydration on hand as well as other gear that might be needed. For this runner, this means going hands-free which is why I am a huge fan of hydration belts. And lately, I cannot even go for a short walk or run without taking

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Campfire S’mores GU Is What Running Nutrition Dreams Are Made Of

Runners, I have finally found a new energy gel flavor to get excited about. It’s called Campfire S’mores, and it tastes exactly how it sounds. Expect that initial creamy chocolately-ness followed by clouds of caramel with that hint of graham cracker without the crunch. It’s basically made to be enjoyed while exploring through the great

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Disney Princess Half Marathon Is One Month Away: Here’s Why (And How) I Already Feel Ready

In exactly one month I will be transformed into a regular Disney fan to a Disney Princess Half Marathon finisher. And I already feel ready.     The thing about half marathon training is it really flies by. With what seems like the flick of a wand, it’s magically the last 4 weeks of a

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Taking On Hills: New Challenges As A Half Marathoner

I can’t believe I am admitting this in writing, but I am learning to appreciate hilly runs. Well, I won’t go as far to say I love them, this is a long way from doing everything in my power to avoid them like the plague. There are a few reasons why running hills is important

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The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

It’s the home stretch. My body is tired, but it still has the drive to keep going. My mind is set on finishing and there has not been a single doubt lingering that I won’t be able to meet my goal. It’s my last long run before my half marathon, 12 miles on a warm

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Two PRs In One Week: Race Recaps And Strategies For Placing At A 5k

Aside from placing in a race, getting a PR is the ideal scenario for any runner who has a competitive bone in them. I managed to do both: place in a race for the first time ever, and set my new personal record. Then just a few days later I set yet another PR. As

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This Is What It’s Like To Place At A 5K

I hadn’t been nervous for a race in a really long time. The butterflies felt foreign the night before as I lay in bed thinking about the morning that lies ahead. Soon they rested their wings as I envisioned crossing the finish line as my feet flew. Instead, the cheerleaders in my head clapped their

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Here’s Why Hill Repeats Are Important For Runners

Runners have a love/hate relationship with hills. And while sometimes it’s an obstacle just to get motivated to lace up, adding hill repeats into regular running schedules is worth that uphill climb. For the longest time, I used to avoid hills at all costs. It’s much easier to stick to the flat lands, never going

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NJ Half Marathon Training Recap: Weeks 4-8

The end is near. This is the last four weeks of of training for my next half marathon, each week getting me closer to race day and reaching yet another goal. But this is only the beginning of the end, meaning there is still lots more work to do before the big day. After yesterday’s

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